How to Make Time for “THAT” When You Have Small Kids

August 16, 2011  |  


Schedule, schedule, schedule.

  • Spontaneity is nice but unrealistic when you have little ones toddling, throwing tantrums, and fighting naps. If you leave sex up to chance, it probably won’t happen. Try scheduling it for a recurring time two or three times a week and build up from there.

Pounce on quickie moments.

  • Opportunity for a fun, little quickie doesn’t happen often so take advantage when the time comes. Unorthodox and unexpected times and places bring an added sense of adventure.

Keep your children on a regular schedule.

  • Time management is essential. Children adapt well to regular schedules and stick to them when parents are consistent. Predictability makes planning easy.

Eat your fruits, lean proteins, and vegetables.

  • A nutritious diet packed full of fruits, lean proteins, and vegetables will help keep you energized throughout the day. To avoid fatigue and not fade out on your man when it’s time to get down to business, a healthy diet is a must.

Do things ahead of time when possible.

  • Create extra time for sex by taking advantage of long naps and instances of alone time. Take those few minutes (if you’re lucky, hours) to knock out household chores, business, or rest up so it’s not on your mind before or post-sex.

Bedtime coffee.

  • A shot of espresso is great for keeping you up long enough to get it in after early mornings, crying babies, and long work days. Don’t worry; you’ll have no problem going to sleep though.

LaShaun Williams is a culture and relationship columnist, blogger and commentator. Her work has been featured on popular websites and the New York Times. Williams is also the voice behind Politically Unapologetic, where she unabashedly discusses the intersection of race, love, pop culture and politics. Follow @itsmelashaun on Twitter or Facebook.

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